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International Association of Providers of AIDS Care Conference (Adherence 2019)

Venue
Miami, FL, USA

Adherence 2019 will take place June 17-19, 2019, at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel in Miami, FL, USA. Sponsored by the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care (IAPAC), this annual series of conferences features the presentation and discussion of HIV treatment and biomedical prevention adherence research, and current behavioral and clinical perspectives in practicum, within the context of optimizing the continuum of HIV care and prevention.

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Using DHIS 2 Software to Track Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV: Guidance

Author
Cristina de la Torre, Samuel Johnson, Allison Schmale

MEASURE Evaluation has published comprehensive guidance for developing an electronic solution using DHIS 2 to track patients across the prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV continuum of care. Our goal is to increase retention of mothers and their infants through the pregnancy and breastfeeding periods, and to improve linkages and referrals across services.

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Are we meeting the HIV service needs of people living in informal settlements in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa?

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Yes
Author
Project SOAR

Communities in South Africa’s informal settlements consist of ad-hoc and improvised housing whose residents seek opportunities for employment in the surrounding area. Since the settlements are unplanned, they are often underserved by municipal services, are under-represented politically, and lack accessible healthcare and economic opportunities. This can create an environment that increases residents’ risks for HIV and sexual and gender-based violence.

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Positive Health, Dignity, and Prevention (PHDP): Training Modules for Promoting Leadership among Persons Living with HIV

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Yes
Author
Health Policy Plus (HP+)

Positive Health, Dignity, and Prevention (PHDP): Training Modules for Promoting Leadership among Persons Living with HIV, is now updated and expanded.

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13th International Conference on HIV Treatment and Prevention Adherence (Adherence 2018)

Venue
Miami, FL, USA

Adherence 2018 (13th International Conference on HIV Treatment and Prevention Adherence) will take place June 8-10, 2018, at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel in Miami, FL, USA.

Sponsored by the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care (IAPAC), this annual series of conferences features the presentation and discussion of HIV treatment and biomedical prevention adherence research, as well as current behavioral and clinical perspectives in practicum, within the context of achieving an optimized continuum of HIV care and prevention.

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Youth engagement in developing an implementation science research agenda on adolescent HIV testing and care linkages in sub-Saharan Africa

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Yes
Author
Denison, Julie A.; Pettifor, Audrey; Mofenson, Lynne M.; Kasedde, Susan; Marcus, Rebecca; Konayuma, Katongo J.; Koboto, Katlego; Ngcobo, Mmangaliso Luyanda; Ndleleni, Nokuthula; Pulerwitz, Julie; Kerrigan, Deanna

Background: The importance of youth engagement in designing, implementing and evaluating programs has garnered more attention as international initiatives seek to address the HIV crisis among this population. Adolescents, however, are not often included in HIV implementation science research and have not had opportunities to contribute to the development of HIV-related research agendas.

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Effectiveness of peer-led interventions to increase HIV testing among men who have sex with men: a systematic review and meta-analysis

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Yes
Author
Shangani, S., Escudero, D., Kirwa, K., et al.

HIV testing constitutes a key step along the continuum of HIV care. Men who have sex with men (MSM) have low HIV testing rates and delayed diagnosis, especially in low-resource settings. Peer-led interventions offer a strategy to increase testing rates in this population. This systematic review and meta-analysis summarizes evidence on the effectiveness of peer-led interventions to increase the uptake of HIV testing among MSM.

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Development of a National Campaign Addressing South African Men's Fears About HIV Counseling and Testing and Antiretroviral Treatment

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Author
Orr, Neil; Hajiyiannis, Helen; Myers, Laura; Makhubele, Mzamani Benjamin; Matekane, Tselisehang; Delate, Richard; Mahlasela, Lusanda; Goldblatt, Brenda

South African men are less likely to get tested for HIV than women and are more likely to commence antiretroviral treatment (ART) at later stages of disease, default on treatment, and to die from AIDS compared with women. The purpose of this study was to conduct formative research into the ideational and behavioral factors that enable or create obstacles to mens' uptake of HIV counseling and testing (HCT) and ART. The study consulted men with a goal of developing a communication campaign aimed at improving the uptake of HIV testing and ART initiation among men.

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